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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory using the control below.
Durham County officer has become an expert in troublesome street cultures (Durham County, NC): Up close, they're just washed-out squiggles and splotches. But with a trained eye, Deputy Keith Dodson steps back to look at the big picture. The faint letters spell "Locos."
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: September 8, 2004
Tropical Ridge to take a stand against gangs (Lake Worth, FL): A summer of drive-by shootings and other gang-related crimes has left its mark in some areas of the city. When the violence reached one local neighborhood, residents decided to fight back.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: September 8, 2004
Oxnard man challenges gang order (Oxnard, CA): Putting Oxnard's newly imposed gang injunction to a crucial test, a college student testified Tuesday that he has been wrongly accused of gang membership and asked a judge to exempt him from the court order.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 8, 2004
Crime fight to lean on intelligence (Boston, MA): Boston Police, frustrated by Saturday's gang-style triple slaying in Dorchester, say they are planning to shift their highly-publicized crackdown on crime to further emphasize intelligence-gathering. Among other changes, new effort will be put into recruiting informants and targeting the ringleaders of criminal activity, they said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 8, 2004
Police gang unit investigates shooting (San Diego, CA): San Diego police suspect gang violence is behind the point-blank shooting of a man on a street in Memorial this weekend.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 6, 2004
Suspects sought in two shootings (Las Vegas, NV): Police are looking for a dark blue Ford Probe and three suspects in connection with two shootings that occurred within half an hour early Saturday morning, one in North Las Vegas, which was fatal, and another on the Strip. Authorities in Las Vegas and North Las Vegas are investigating. Las Vegas police said they think the incidents are gang-related.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: September 5, 2004
Barstow gang activity on upswing (Barstow, CA): The boy in the red-hooded sweatshirt swaggered lazily down the street. He returned Detective Joe Silva and Detective Chris Kirby's questioning stares with a sidelong glance as their unmarked patrol car crept down Fredricks Street on Monday night.
Source: The Daily Press Date: September 5, 2004
Three arrested for gun possession, gang charges (Salinas, CA): Members of the Salinas Police Department's Violence Suppression Unit arrested three men on gun possession charges Friday evening.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 5, 2004
Police task force looks for gangs on Peninsula (San Mateo County, CA): Darting into a dark driveway, Jesus Gonzalez Lopez didn't spot the cops on the San Mateo street until the SWAT-trained team spilled out of unmarked cars to surround him. The suspected burglar, sporting the blue-dot tattoos of the Surenos gang, emptied his pockets of contraband: methamphetamine and ceramic spark plug parts handy for shattering car windows.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 5, 2004
Second suspect charged in West Side shooting (San Antonio, TX): Police have charged a second man with capital murder in connection with a drive-by shooting on the city's West Side that killed two teenagers Thursday and wounded two others.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: September 4, 2004
Las Cruces police to crack down on gangs (Las Cruces, NM): Police are adopting a zero tolerance policy when it comes to gang activity on school campuses, saying they're fed up with fights breaking out. "Students should not be expected to go to school and fight," Officer Carlos Wooten said Friday.
Source: El Paso Times Date: September 4, 2004
Gang member held in 2 assault cases (Chula Vista, CA) : An 18-year-old gang member was arrested Thursday on suspicion of assaulting a pregnant woman and trying to kill a 15-year-old boy in separate Aug. 19 attacks, police said yesterday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 4, 2004
Rockford's fourth murder of 2004 "gang-related" (Rockford, IL): Police say a shooting Fridy afternoon that resulted in the death of a Rockford teenager is gang-related.
Source: WTVO 17 News Date: September 4, 2004
Gang feud suspected in fatal shooting (Dorchester, MA): William Saladin, a 20-year-old Dorchester man who was shot in the head in the Franklin Hill Housing Development on Tuesday night in the midst of a late summer evening baseball game, died early yesterday morning at Boston Medical Center, according to Boston police spokeswoman Beverly Ford and hospital officials.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 3, 2004
18-year-old shooting victim feared gang members (San Antonio, TX): The police call to the little brick house in the 400 block of Mayberry Avenue early Thursday was at least the 10th one authorities have responded to since the beginning of the year. The drive-by shooting that took two teenage lives there that day was made even more bitter by a family's futile efforts to shield its children from street violence.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: September 3, 2004
City weighs anti-gang law (Santa Clarita, CA): City officials have been asked by the county to draw up a local version of an anti-gang loitering ordinance as an additional deterrent to crime within Santa Clarita's boundaries. Sheriff's officials are quick to say gang activity is far from prevalent in the Santa Clarita Valley, but they like the idea of having a law to enforce if they need it.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: September 3, 2004
City must band together to fight gangs, violence (Columbia, SC): Columbia Mayor Bob Coble called last week’s senseless shooting deaths of two children the "greatest tragedy" in his tenure as the city’s top official. It is a great tragedy in the life of this community. While it is devastating to lose any child, these two deaths are especially jarring.
Source: The State Date: September 3, 2004
Anti-gang program to return to schools (Niagara Falls, NY): A youth anti-violence program that once opened young people's eyes in the city to the reality of gangs is coming back. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that Niagara Falls is the first city in the state to receive a U.S. Department of Justice grant of $30,374 to start an anti-gang program that uses police officers as teachers.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: September 2, 2004
Three teens jailed in fatal gang-related shooting (Vista, CA) : Two teenagers were behind bars and facing murder charges Thursday for an Oceanside shooting that left an 18-year-old man dead and two other people wounded, authorities reported.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: September 2, 2004
T-shirts sign of trouble (Rock Hill, SC): A white, pink and black T-shirt with no lettering doesn't seem as if it would incite much controversy. But it depends on what the shirt signifies and why it's being worn. Officials at Rock Hill High School noticed that several of the students involved in a recent brawl were wearing the three-tone T-shirts.
Source: The Herald Date: September 2, 2004
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